Heuer. A Fine Stainless Steel Dual Time Chronograph Wristwatch
Heuer. A Fine Stainless Steel Dual Time Chronograph Wristwatch


Heuer. A Fine Stainless Steel Dual Time Chronograph Wristwatch
Signed Heuer, Autavia, GMT, Ref. 2446C, Case No. 145'907, Circa 1970
Movement: Manual, Cal. 724, 17 jewels
Dial: Black, luminous baton numerals, luminous hands, three white subsidiary dials
Case: Stainless steel, blue and red bezel, snap on back, two round buttons in the band, 40mm diam.
Strap/Buckle: Associated leather strap, associated steel buckle
Accompanied By: Product literature and an Heuer presentation box
From the Family of the Original Owner

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Lot Essay

As Heuer transitioned the Autavias from screw-back cases to the compressor cases, the Autavia GMT chronographs went through the same transition. Around 1969, Heuer moved the Autavia GMT chronograph to the reference 2446C compressor case.

The first execution 2446C GMT featured a black dial with three white subdials and was signed 'T Swiss' in the bottom hours register. The dial had tritium lume applied hour markers for better legibility over the standard silver markers, as the watch was originally intended for use by airline pilots. The Autavia GMT uses the same plain steel matchstick tritium-filled hands as the standard Autavia, with a red GMT hand and white chronograph second hand. Based on the printing style of the numbers in the registers, this example is from the "Second Execution."

Featuring a very well preserved dial and case as well as the original Heuer sticker on the case back, it is clear that the previous original owner has only worn this watch at most a handful of times and has kept the watch in excellent condition, complete with its original product literature and presentation box.


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